Sep 18, 2020

Covid19- Helping Children with Special Needs

Dear Friends of Save The Children India 

Save The Children India initiated an early intervention center (DHVANI)  provides access to technology and services to hearing impaired children particularly from marginalized communities.

The aim of the intervention is to provide valuable treatment at the earliest, thus reducing the trauma associated with hearing impairment. Since its inception the program has focused on providing critical services of testing, diagnostics, therapeutic intervention delivered by a team of professionals with the aim of reducing trauma associated with hearing impairment.

During Covid 19 Pandemic, to avoid any kind of regression in speech and language skills we have continued to stay in touch with the beneficiaries over tele intervention sessions. The sessions are being done virtually and the process includes Preparatory sessions i.e Lesson planning and discussion with parents (2 days prior the scheduled session) to explain to them the planned goals and arrange  the household material required to perform the activity to keep the child engaged.

We need your support more than ever during this pandemic and we lookforward to having you with us in this difficult time. 

Sep 10, 2020

Our Students Continue to Shine

Having a disability places you in the world's largest minority group. Currently around 10% of the world's population, or roughly 650 million people, live with a disability. As per the Indian Census conducted 2011, in India, out of the 121 crore population, about 2.68 crore persons are ‘disabled’, which is 2.21% of the total population. In an era where ‘inclusive development’ is being emphasised as the right path towards sustainable development, focussed initiatives for the welfare of disabled persons are essential. In times like this, when even going out is a risk, children with disabilities are unable to access the special services they require – therapies, batteries, specialised reading material, and indeed even the support of each other. This results in a double disadvantage – first due to the Covid concerns and second due to their special vulnerabilities.

 

Save The Children India is equipped to offer services to children with disability from 0-18 years, with a special focus on hearing, speech and intellectual disability. We run a state-of-the-art educational facility for children from marginalized communities, where 230 children with special needs are given the necessary learning environment, infrastructure, and facilities they need for them to excel and thrive. Through its two sections for hearing impaired and intellectually disabled children, the school provides academic, functional, vocational skills and wide range of co- curricular & extra-curricular activities that are integral components of the children’s holistic development.

 

10 of our students appeared for the SSC examinations (Class 10) this year, and all of them passed with 1st class, a very big milestone for both them and us. 

 

The students were facilitated through an online session, and were provided with career guidance on streams of education they can take up, most suited to their needs and interests.

 

We wish all our students the very best in their future endeavours. 

Aug 14, 2020

STCI's response to Covid-19

The onslaught of the novel Corona virus, and its rapid spread across the globe, has had devastating effects on the life of millions, the world over. In India, the 1st phase of lockdown, to prevent the spread of this deadly virus, was imposed in the 2nd week of March, 2020. Ever since, with the virus not showing any signs of slowing down, we have all been confined to the boundaries of our home. This has had a particularly harsh effect on those who already fell under the lower socio-economic strata of society, with many of them now being pushed further into poverty – a loss of employment which has translated into a lack of basic essentials to get through the day. Millions in India have now been pushed to the precipice, struggling to make it from one day to the next.

 

Over the last 5 months, STCI has successfully distributed 19,246 Grocery and Hygiene Kits, 550 PPE Kits for Police personnel, 3500 Masks, 21,600 bottles of water and 6000 snack kits to migrants travelling back home in the special trains, across Maharashtra and Delhi NCR. Through our efforts, we have reached out to over 1,30,770 beneficiaries, and will continue doing so in the days and months to come.

 

We would like to thank our donors for their generous donations, and will strive to ensure the successfull transition of donations into kits, all through the months to come.

 
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